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Silicon Valley-Center of Innovation/Center of our Economic Recovery Hope

A few days ago I visited Belgatos Park in Los Gatos. Los Gatos literally means the cats. It is in this park where Mountain Lions, Deer, Bobcats, Boar, Hawks, Coyotes and a whole host of wildlife call home near the perennial Silicon Valley. It is interesting to return to nature, and view from a distance the downtown of the valley that has been at the forefront of so much change.

Wikipedia has this to say:… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on April 11, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The art of integrity

When I read this, I kept going back to Rayanne's threads; then it hit me why all the negative threads about ethics and recruiting have bothered me so.

One thing I have never done in any of the recruiting ethics threads is pontificate about my personal opinion - others have cornered the market here. Integrity is a personal issue not one that others should be castigating about given someone's point of… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on April 11, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

SalesProRecruitment launches in UK is a sales professionals' niche job board that has been launched in UK this week. Site is dedicated to recruitment in sales industry and targeted to the UK region.

Being built on SmartJobBoard version 2.1 the site provides many useful functions for sales… Continue

Added by Rodion on April 11, 2009 at 3:48am — No Comments

The Siege.

One of my favorite movie scenes of all time is from Jerry Maguire. Rod Tidwell, Jerry’s client, is telling him about the Kwan. Basically it equates to everything. Rod says, “I want the Kwan.” And Jerry answers him with “I am out here for you. You don’t know what it’s like to be ME out here for YOU. It is an up-at-dawn, pride-swallowing siege that I will never fully tell you about, ok?” Jerry, you speak to me, man. This is my life – the life of an HR Director.

Employees want the Kwan,… Continue

Added by Ragan Kellams on April 10, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment


Social networking has stirred up quite a buzz in the past few years. By now, most people have checked out or at least heard of sites such as,, and These are a few of the most popular, and better yet, they are free to use!

These sites have benefitted the recruiting business immensely and can be extremely effective for sourcing and recruiting job candidates. Many companies are using sites like these to post open jobs and keep potential… Continue

Added by SkillStorm on April 10, 2009 at 1:03pm — 1 Comment



Our family business has been around for years and we’re looking for a diverse individual – preferably strong male, Italian (Sicilian descent), 200 pounds and good at dealing with tough people. A real “go getter”. We need someone who has experience with collections and is not afraid of a little blood, sweat and tears. At times this person will need to hit the ground running and other times working on… Continue

Added by Michael Glenn on April 10, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Inside Sales Media Consultants Kirkland & Everett WA

Online Advertising /Advertising Sales

Sales, cold calling small to medium size businesses for online advertising and media sales. Initiate sales calls and work assigned prospects, leads and self-prospects within a given time-frame. Plan and prepare the daily sales activities. Preparation of advertising content sheets, daily sales report, a weekly sales summary and market summary. Willing to make 80 + calls a day

Job Description

Initiate sales calls and… Continue

Added by David Israel on April 10, 2009 at 11:36am — 1 Comment

The Client Side - Building a client base. It's a relationship thing.

I talk to a lot of people about business development and client management, especially in this market where things on that end are really challenging. There are a lot of ways to skin a cat and I hear all kinds of approaches to landing job orders. No matter how you land the job order, that's not the same as developing the client and building a strong client base. There is no doubt about it. Building a strong client base is a relationship thing. You may be able to land a job order with a good… Continue

Added by Todd Kmiec on April 10, 2009 at 11:20am — No Comments

Downtrodden and defeatist attitudes need not apply

Being on the corporate side of the recruiting world I regularly field calls from agency and independent recruiters looking for business. There is nothing wrong with this, and I actually enjoy many of the conversations I've had with these recruiters and salespeople. Many of them are quite personable and have begun to cement a pretty good relationship regardless of the number of jobs I can have them work on.

Earlier today I got a call from one such person, but rather than feeling good… Continue

Added by Gino Conti on April 9, 2009 at 2:17pm — 1 Comment

So maybe a hiring freeze isn't such a bad idea...

To say that my recruiting team is stuck between good old Scylla and Charybdis is putting it nicely. For several years we've had strong relationships with colleges and universities to hire summer interns and entry-level talent each May/June. Unfortunately we've been on something of a hiring freeze for a few months now.

While we are still recruiting for key strategic positions bring a bunch of interns and entry-level employees has not exactly been deemed as business critical hiring… Continue

Added by Gino Conti on April 9, 2009 at 9:35am — No Comments

How can be Value statement defined in one or two lines in recruitment?

How can be Value statement defined in one or two lines in recruitment?

Idea is value statement should objectively communicates the bottom line and your value addition to the function and organization


Amit Gupta

Recruiting Pundits

Added by Amit Gupta on April 9, 2009 at 1:31am — No Comments

An Interview with Scott Pitasky, Corporate Vice President, Talent & Organizational Capability at Microsoft. Recorded at ERE Expo

"There's no question if you look out the next 12 to 18 months, we will hire thousands of people to Microsoft around the world."

Scott Pitasky is responsible for global staffing, talent management, development, organization capability and aspects of the company’s learning agenda. This broad role includes all efforts to establish Microsoft's employment brand, acquire talent anywhere in the world, and once acquired manage and develop people to achieve their fullest potential. I recorded… Continue

Added by Peter Clayton on April 8, 2009 at 9:02pm — 2 Comments

Beat the interview blues: change your tune.

The five minute walk from your car to your (hopefully) future office can be minutes filled with anxiety or minutes spent getting you in the right frame of mind.

A zillion things race through your head as you check yourself in the mirror, grab your resume and work samples (whew- you remembered to bring them!), and begin to navigate an unfamiliar parking structure and find the elevator bank.

You’ve prepared for this interview for days. You know that you are a savvy, smart professional… Continue

Added by Alan Weatherbee on April 8, 2009 at 7:22pm — 1 Comment

Business as usual?

It would seem to me that now would be a very good time for companies to carry on as if it was business as usual. Other than some cost containment and fewer people around, what has really changed? Organizations must continue to move forward with their strategic plans (albeit somewhat modified) and they should always include looking the skill sets you have today versus the skill sets you'll need tomorrow and get a talent plan in place that will address these needs in a timely manner.

I… Continue

Added by Robb Myers on April 8, 2009 at 5:20pm — 1 Comment

FLSA and Recruiting: A Follow Up on Other's Comments

Recently a discussion of exemptions and recruiters came up in a response thread. The post was adamant in the position of recruiters being non-exempt.

In general, I agreed with the poster that recruiters will be non-exempt and are entitled to overtime premiums for time worked in excess of forty hours in the weekly pay period. This is something lost or ignored by many recruiting companies I have experienced in the past.

I have found, however, if there is one area where you… Continue

Added by timk10 on April 8, 2009 at 3:52pm — No Comments

"Retention" Interviews - Before it’s too late...

Exit interviews do provide valuable information, but in most cases it’s too late. Even more insight can be gained from a “Retention” Interview. You can gain a powerful understanding by hearing what key people working for your organization have to say about life as an employee. What's working? What's not? How vulnerable are you to current employees leaving?

“Retention” interviews are intended to be pre-emptive. The interviews are focused on key people - those in positions of… Continue

Added by Luigi Lupo on April 8, 2009 at 2:40pm — No Comments

20 Facebook Applications for a Job Search

If you are familiar with Facebook, then you know you can add applications to your profile. Applications range from throwing sheep at your friends to instrumental career/job search tools. Using applications on Facebook that are targeted toward careers and career growth will create a stepping stone to get you that job of your dreams.

Here are some popular Facebook Applications you can add to your profile. These applications are created to assist with employment searches and networking,… Continue

Added by BINC Search on April 8, 2009 at 12:22pm — No Comments

What To Know About Group Benefit Plans

This week, I invited Carol Guerieri of Policyowner Advisory, Inc. in NYC to be my guest blogger. Carol is a pro at insurance review, planning and analysis. Having been in the industry for over 20 years, she has seen virtually every scenario possible and can help you to protect yourself and those you love not only in bad times, but in good times. I’ve asked Carol to share some insights on how to handle insurance coverage when your career may be in flux, and whose… Continue

Added by Karen Russo on April 8, 2009 at 11:38am — No Comments

How to Outsource Your Manufacturing to China

When it comes to manufacturing, few regions can compete with China’s labor costs. Companies that rely on outsourced products, however, have lots of new hurdles to clear — just ask the firms that wound up selling lead-laced toys made in China. Therefore, is setting up a company in China still worth the risk? Our sources say yes: Companies can maintain product quality and safety while reducing costs. Here’s what you’ll need to manage the process and keep your brand - and your customers - safe.… Continue

Added by Devott on April 8, 2009 at 9:37am — No Comments

Taking advantage of job seekers

The balance has shifted quite dramatically from a market dominated and controlled by talent to recession. Just a few years ago we were all asking ourselves what to do when the Boomers exit the market and how to address the coming void of talent? Now Boomers are competition in a talent rich and jobless market. Competition is high and the opportunity to separate yourself from the pack is sought after daily.

A few weekends ago I spent time at a local church where volunteers helped job… Continue

Added by Chad Sowash on April 8, 2009 at 7:52am — 3 Comments

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